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President Barack Obama. (Credit: BERTRAND LANGLOIS/AFP/Getty Images)

Obama Meets With Faith Group Leaders

President Barack Obama has met with leaders of faith organizations and civil rights activists at the White House to discuss the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.

08/26/2013

A woman displays a placard at Martin Luther King Jr. memorial (Photo by JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)

Civil Rights And Immigration History Connected

When 250,000 marchers converged on Washington in August 1963, the issues were jobs and freedom.

08/26/2013

People gather to listen to speakers during the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s 'I have a Dream' speech at the Lincoln Memorial on August 24, 2013 in Washington, DC. The event included a commemorative march and rally along the historic route followed on August 28, 1963 and is being led by civil rights leader Al Sharpton and Martin Luther King III, King's oldest son.  (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Sharpton: ‘Rosa Parks Wasn’t No Ho’

Tens of thousands of people marched to the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial and down the National Mall on Saturday, commemorating the 50th anniversary of his famous speech and pledging that his dream include equality for gays, Latinos, the poor and the disabled.

08/24/2013

People from across the globe arrive on the National Mall to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.'s "I have a Dream" speech on AUGUST 24, 2013 in Washington, DC. The event included a commemorative march and rally along the historic route followed in 1963. (credit: Pete Marovich/Getty Images)

100,000 Expected To Participate In Civil Rights March In DC

Alice Long planned months ago to use vacation time to travel from Huntsville, Ala., to the 50th anniversary events for the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom.

08/24/2013

Civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. waves to supporters Aug. 28, 1963 on the Mall in Washington, D.C., during the "March on Washington". King said the march was "the greatest demonstration of freedom in the history of the United States." (Photo credit:AFP/Getty Images)

D.C. Celebrates 50th Anniversary of March on Washington

A list of ceremonies and events celebrating the 50th anniversary of The March on Washington.

08/21/2013

President Barack Obama. (Photo: Pete Marovich/Getty Images)

Obama to Speak at ‘Let Freedom Ring’ Ceremony

President Barack Obama will speak later this month at a ceremony commemorating the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington.

08/07/2013

Martin Luther King Jr. (credit: AFP/Getty Images)

U.Va. Launches Online TV Civil Rights News Archive

istorical researchers, documentary filmmakers and educators now have access to an online archive of television news reports during Virginia’s civil rights era.

08/06/2013

File photo of the Rev. Al Sharpton. (credit: Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Sharpton to Lead ‘Justice for Trayvon’ Rallies in 100 cities

The Rev. Al Sharpton announced Tuesday that he will lead a national “Justice for Trayvon” day in 100 cities this weekend to press for federal civil rights charges against George Zimmerman.

07/16/2013

File photo of a person voting. (Credit: BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Voting Rights Returned to Nonviolent Va. Felons

The door is open for tens of thousands of nonviolent felons in Virginia to regain their right to vote.

07/15/2013

Vice President Joe Biden says the Obama administration will do everything in its power to ensure fair voting in the wake of a Supreme Court ruling stopping part of the Voting Rights Act enforcement. (Photo by Jamie Rose/Getty Images)

Biden Vows New Voting Rights Law: ‘Supreme Court Upset A Well-Established Practice’

Vice President Joe Biden says the Obama administration will do everything in its power to ensure fair voting in the wake of a Supreme Court ruling stopping part of the Voting Rights Act enforcement.

06/25/2013

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